Altitude: 1448m to 1496m. Gain: 84m. Loss: 80m . Gradient: 4 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
Relatively straightforward walk across boggy tops dotted with tarns. We skirted along the western side of the ridge and avoided direct climb over 1503. A sign at the northern end of pt1503 indicated junction with Ruahine Corner, Aranga and Makaroro Huts.